Tag: Sisi

Sisi, Atlantic Crossing and Bridgerton Photo: TVNOW / Story House Pictures / René Arnold
Film & TV, Media & Co

Sisi, Atlantic Crossing and Bridgerton

Am I the only one who is always irritated when a new royal/noble tv-series, supposedly based on real facts, isn’t what I thought it would be? It usually takes me a while before I start to enjoy these kind of series, or not at all. I did like The Crown, when I finally managed to […]

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Elisabeth – A Real Christmas Baby Copryight: Dorotheum, Vienna.
History, Miscellaneous

Elisabeth – A Real Christmas Baby

On Christmas Eve 24 December 1837 at 10.43pm the fourth child of Maximilian Joseph, Duke in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria was born in München, Germany. The little girl was christened Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, but was known by her family by the nickname of Sisi. In August 1853 Elisabeth became engaged to her full […]

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The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort
Travel, Travel Tips

The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort

What do Empress Elisabeth of Austria and the Dutch beach resort Zandvoort aan Zee have in common, you’d say? Why is the Empress, nicknamed Sisi, remembered here on the Dutch coast? The Dutch doctor Johann Georg Mezger (1838-1909), whose parents originally were from Württemberg, Germany, studied medicine and graduated in 1868. He specialized in physiotherapy […]

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No Christmas without Sissi!
Film & TV, Media & Co

No Christmas without Sissi!

In many European countries there is no Christmas possible without showing the three Sissi-films from the 1950s with Romy Schneider as Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Karl-Heinz Böhm as Emperor Franz Joseph on television and many people watch year after year. The overly romantic films Sissi (1955), Sissi – The Young Empress (1956) and Sissi […]

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Sisi and Het Oude Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

Sisi and Het Oude Loo

Don’t be surprised if one of the first things you see when entering the grounds of Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn is a peacock. They walk around in the stables area, and if you’re lucky they show you their lovely colours. I visited the palace a week ago to see the exhibition “Sisi, sprookje & […]

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